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CEO Rich Napolitano Named to the 2015 CRN Top 100 Executives List

We’re thrilled that CEO, Rich Napolitano has been named to CRN®’s Top 100 list of the IT industry’s foremost channel leaders. CRN’s annual list recognizes the efforts of agile decision-makers who play an integral role in evolving the way the channel does business. These 100 leaders, picked by the CRN editorial staff, represent the pre-eminent innovators, influencers, disrupters and channel sales leaders in the IT channel today.

Rich has been at the helm of Plexxi since November 2014. He brought with him a simple formula to success: bring high quality and disruptive products to market through partners that are looking to carve a new path in the market. With channel partners like CloudGov Technologies and Arrow Electronics, Plexxi is bringing this vision to the market and ushering in the next era of IT.

CRN also named Plexxi a 2015 Emerging Vendor, and reporter Michael Novinson recently spoke exclusively with Rich about our newly announced channel distribution agreement with Arrow Electronics and how this helps move the industry further faster.

“We are at a major transition point and opportunity in the IT landscape. This transformation will not only upend the networking industry as we know but will transform the Channel marketplace with a new generation of disruptive innovations, products and business models. I’m honored to be included as part of an exclusive club of innovators who will define the next great era of channel opportunity.” –Rich Napolitano, CEO of Plexxi

Here at Plexxi we are transforming the data center, as we know it. Our solutions enable success in the next era of IT as virtualization, hyperconvergence, Big Data and scale-out applications continue to evolve. Congratulations to all of the leaders named to this year’s CRN® Top 100 list.

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Visionary solutions are built by visionary leaders. Plexxi co-founder and Vice President of Product Management Mat Mathews has spent 20 years in the networking industry observing, experimenting and ultimately honing his technology vision. The resulting product — a combination of traditional networking, software-defined networking and photonic switching — represents the best of Mat's career experiences. Prior to Plexxi, Mat held VP of Product Management roles at Arbor Networks and Crossbeam Systems. Mat began his career as a software engineer for Wellfleet Communications, building high speed Frame Relay Switches for the carrier market. Mat holds a Bachelors of Science in Computer Systems Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst.